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Legislative Alert


OSCC Members and Colleagues –

Last night, the Oregon Senate barely passed a bill that would drastically increase Oregon’s minimum wage -- Senate Bill 1532.

The bill will now be heard by the House Business & Labor Committee on Monday, 2/15 at 8:30am. This massive wage hike divides Oregon.

There are two action items:

  1. Contact your representative TODAY. Tell them to VOTE NO on the wage hike that will harm consumers, force school and government service cuts and hurt Oregon farms and small businesses.
  2. Send an email to your membership this morning, urging them to send an email and written testimony to those listed below. NOTE: Business should send correspondence to all of those below even if the Representative is not from their district.

All the talking points that are needed can be found at http://defendoregonjobs.com. Oregon’s local chambers of commerce have banded together to help create this site to provide resources to oppose the Minimum Wage Bill.

The following Representatives need to hear from you today:

Representative Jeff Barker Rep.JeffBarker@state.or.us

Representative Debi Boone Rep.DeborahBoone@state.or.us

Representative Brian Clem Rep.BrianClem@state.or.us

Representative Paul Evans Rep.PaulEvans@state.or.us

Representative David Gomberg Rep.DavidGomberg@state.or.us

Representative Chris Gorsek Rep.ChrisGorsek@state.or.us

Representative Betty Komp Rep.BettyKomp@state.or.us

Representative John Lively Rep.JohnLively@state.or.us

Representative Caddy McKeown Rep.CaddyMcKeown@state.or.us

Representative Jeff Reardon Rep.JeffReardon@state.or.us

Representative Brad Witt Rep.BradWitt@state.or.us

All correspondence should also be sent to the House Business & Labor Committee:  hbl.exhibits@state.or.us

Make your voice heard at: http://defendoregonjobs.com. When composing the messages, use points that are relevant to your community or your members’ particular businesses.

Thank you for all that you are doing to be the voice of business in our state.

Alison Hart
Executive Director 
503-231-5421 (cell)

JL Wilson, Legislative Counsel
503-569-8054 (cell)

Oregon State Chamber of Commerce
503-363-2182 (office)